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Christmas in times of war – American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer When the First World War began, British women suffragists sent an Open Christmas Letter "To the Women of Germany and...

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time…” — American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer Charles Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carroll was the longest living signer of...

The Last of the Bailey Brothers of WWII

BY PAUL G. KENGOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Five years ago, for Memorial Day 2014, I wrote about the five Bailey brothers of World...

The Man Without a Country – American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer An ambitious politician and his momentous fall, from Vice-President to treason! Aaron Burr's main political opponent was Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, along with...

Forefathers sacrificed for POSTERITY – the “UNBORN MILLIONS”

American Minute with Bill Federer The Founding Fathers sacrificed to give their POSTERITY freedom and opportunity. After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to...

Martin Luther, the Reformation & Protestantism

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted 95 debate questions or "theses" on the door of...

George Whitefield died SEPTEMBER 30, 1770

American Minute with Bill Federer Beginning in 1740, George Whitefield preached seven times in America, to crowds sometimes over 25,000. He spread the Great Awakening Revival,...

William Bradford, Squanto and the Pilgrims

American Minute with Bill Federer Of 102 Pilgrims that landed in Massachusetts in November of 1620, only half survived till spring. In the Spring of 1621,...

Samuel Adams – “The Father of the American Revolution,”

American Minute with Bill Federer Crying "No taxation without representation," he instigated the Stamp Act Riots in 1765. In 1770, after the Boston Massacre, where British...

Daniel Boone died SEPTEMBER 26, 1820

American Minute with Bill Federer During the French and Indian War, 20-year-old Daniel Boone, and his cousin-future General Daniel Morgan, served as wagon drivers for...

George Mason – “The Father of the Bill of Rights”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Thus began the first of...

John Marshall born SEPTEMBER 24, 1755

American Minute with Bill Federer "The power to tax involves the power to destroy," wrote Chief Justice John Marshall, McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819. Perhaps no one...

John Paul Jones – “Father of the American Navy”

American Minute with Bill Federer "I have not yet begun to fight!" shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the 50-gun British frigate HMS...

Nathan Hale was hanged SEPTEMBER 22, 1776

American Minute with Bill Federer "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old...

Oaths and the Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective: "In Taylor's case ... the court ......

Fisher Ames helped ratify the Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service...

President Washington’s Farewell Address

American Minute with Bill Federer The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolken describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always...

John Langdon died SEPTEMBER 18, 1819

American Minute with Bill Federer John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational...

Emerson, “America is another name for opportunity…”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Done ... the SEVENTEENTH DAY of SEPTEMBER, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." This...

Pilgrims, Mayflower and God

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower, with the blessings...

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